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Wheels of War - Old Fort Niagara, Youngstown, NY
Wheels of War - Old Fort Niagara, Youngstown, NY
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Challenge: Wheels (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: Ft. Niagara. NY
Date: Apr 3, 2004
Aperture: f/9.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Landscape, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Apr 4, 2004

This was one cold April 4 at Old Ft. Niagara in northwest NY State. While the temperature was a balmy 20F degrees, the wind chill had to be around zero or less. My camera was on a sturdy Manfrotto tripod, but I still held fast to keep it from blowing over. I shot about 30 photos of the cannon and fort before my hands started going numb. The battery in my 10D wasn't too happy either. It died halfway through the shoot.

Applied PS7 auto curves, hue/saturation, brightness/contrast, and tweeked the selection colors a bit to get the tones seen here.

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 283
Avg (all users): 6.5041
Avg (commenters): 8.0667
Avg (participants): 6.4417
Avg (non-participants): 6.5635
Views since voting: 2001
Votes: 246
Comments: 33
Favorites: 8 (view)


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04/15/2004 07:59:33 AM
I appreciate all the good, helpful comments on my photo. The building actually has a stair-like design on the left and right sides of the roof. The facade is such that even a little sharpening brings out the mottled/speckled highlights.

I live about 30 minutes from Youngstown. This historic building is just fascinating!

Thanks to all!

-len

Message edited by author 2004-04-18 16:46:17.
04/15/2004 06:52:01 AM
Great looking shot. Love the colour, but looks quite a bit oversharpened.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/13/2004 08:23:16 PM
this is very well done, the blue-tinted duo-tone captures cold NY, the composition leads my eye through the frame and at each stop there's something of interest. One of my ribbon picks
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04/13/2004 08:48:49 AM
Great composition! The blue tones give your picture a cold and selent feeling. Well done.
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04/12/2004 10:46:29 PM
Looks cold and bleak, doesn't it. It's good the way it is, but wonder what would have happened if you had zeroed in on the ordinance to give it the importance some would require for this Challenge. Doesn't matter. Still a good image.
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04/12/2004 04:20:42 PM
haunting...i'm curious to know what editting occured here though...looks rather surreal
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04/12/2004 03:29:02 PM
good photo. would like to see a slightly tigher crop. To much negative space in upper left.
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04/12/2004 10:38:13 AM
really interesting!
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04/12/2004 03:07:25 AM
Great picture ! To enhance the composition I would crop from the bottom to have a better rule of thirds compromise. Yours, Jan
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04/11/2004 01:11:41 AM
I like this. The sharpening may have been overdone, but I think it adds an old tin-print feel to the picture.
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04/10/2004 02:19:51 PM
This is a beautiful shot, every time I see it, I keep thinking it is better and better. It has a surrealistic feel. A few jaggies along the edge of the roof of the building. Trying to figure out what is on the horizon to the left, thinking trees.
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04/10/2004 02:17:43 PM
It all looiks so forlorn now. I've been looking (metaphorically) at other angles for your shot, but I t hink you have chosen the best one.
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04/10/2004 12:19:20 PM
love it
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04/10/2004 08:08:51 AM
This is interesting. Oddly, it might be a better photo without the cannon!
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04/10/2004 02:09:49 AM
just great, 10
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04/09/2004 09:56:14 PM
nice composition and good color
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04/09/2004 08:22:35 PM
Bardzo ladnie !
Need more space on the front of the gun,croped too close.9
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04/09/2004 08:47:38 AM
Brightness and contrast are tremendous. Great composition as well, balanced. 8
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04/08/2004 11:17:57 PM
Now, this is what I call an artistic shot...
It does not have a phylosophic title, but it does not necessarily need one, because the shot itself had a tremendous descriptive value; it's like a painting that does not require any special title;
I like the war mood , very blueish,very cold... the white wheels of the cannon which have the courage to be so white and so bold to stay there in a very belligerant and uncompromising position...ready to fire...
Very nice job!
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04/08/2004 09:02:12 PM
Well done image, like the composition and colour. IMO the wheels are too small in relation to the photo.... I'm quickly drawn to the building (palace/house) which is compositionally positioned well. Also good placement for the wheels in the foreground but for the challenge it looks like the wheels are a nice addition but just an afterthought in the overall composition. Good job though, good luck. 7
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04/08/2004 03:26:02 PM
The road draws my eyes more to the building than the cannon. Maby if you were closer to the cannon that would help
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04/08/2004 07:37:10 AM
This looks surreal Awesome shot - 10
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04/07/2004 11:44:53 PM
this is breathtaking!
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04/07/2004 11:10:47 PM
Very Nice
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04/07/2004 09:21:33 PM
good mood colouring...where is this
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04/07/2004 06:09:25 PM
Ghostly! Nice of the weather to cooperate.
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04/07/2004 04:54:23 PM
Great composition, but just a bit too much contrast.
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04/07/2004 03:28:49 PM
nice color
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04/07/2004 11:42:24 AM
i see wheels, but my eye is drawn to the building. interesting coloration, i like it
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04/07/2004 05:34:53 AM
Impressive colors and composition, gives it special atmosphere. Edges along the building seem a bit artifical, as if you oversharpened.
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04/07/2004 05:16:46 AM
Wow Brings out some gr8 images of the old style of fighting in ages past
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04/07/2004 01:08:26 AM
amazing shot
you have a great eye!
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04/07/2004 12:26:33 AM
Wonderful shot..love the tones, excellent color. 8
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